Emir of Funakaye Dies in his Sleep


The Emir of Funakaye in Gombe State, Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammad Kwairanga, aged 43-year-old, has died in his sleep.

It was gathered that the emir died shortly after retiring to bed, on Saturday, August 27.

Meanwhile, the monarch had attended the flag-off of the distribution of food items to vulnerable groups by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, on Saturday in Gombe.

He was said to have held a meeting with officials of Funakaye branch of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) at the palace until Magrib prayer, which he observed in congregation at the palace Mosque.

An anonymous stated:

“He later retired to his bed, but around 12am the sad news was relayed to us about the deceased of the emir.”

Late Mu’azu Kwairanga Mu’azu was appointed as the third Emir of Funakaye on June 2, 2021, 13 days after the demise of his elder brother, late Abubakar Muhammad Kwairanga.